TAG: Jamal Crawford

Video / May 7, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Jamal Crawford & Brandblack In New Sneaker Short Film

Jamal Crawford

If there’s any non-superstar player that deserves his own signature shoe, it’s Jamal Crawford. Ridiculous handles. Routine highlights. J-Crossover might be the most exciting player to watch and despite his weaknesses, he has admirers everywhere on social media. We were never surprised to hear Crawford was getting his own shoe. We’re not surprised he now has his own short film, either. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Jamal Crawford Wins Sixth Man Of The Year

Jamal Crawford

The NBA is putting off award presentations until next week after the Donald Sterling revelations, but ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has captured the NBA’s 2014 Sixth Man of the Year award. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 11:40 am

Jamal Crawford Drops Klay Thomson With Step-Back

Draymond Green, Jamal Crawford

After re-aggravating a calf injury late in the regular season, which kept him out of eight of LA’s final 11 games, Jamal Crawford struggled in the first two playoff games against the Warriors, shooting 6-for-19 for just 17 points combined in two games at home. But he had a mini resurgence in Game 3 (5-of-11, 13 points) including a nifty behind-the-back step-back that put Klay Thompson on his butt. Read More »

NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 4:20 pm

Video: Jamal Crawford Half-Court Buzzer-Beater Ends First Quarter

Jamal Crawford

With the Clippers up by two on the Warriors and just seconds remaining in the first quarter, Jamal Crawford did what Jamal Crawford was born to do. The Clippers Sixth Man of the Year candidate and all-around nice guy, casually banked in a half-court shot to end the quarter with the Clips leading by five. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Dime End of Season Awards: Sixth Man Of The Year

Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. First up, the hotly contested Sixth Man of the Year award. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 18, 2014 / 9:00 am

16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

Notorious B.I.G.

I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA players currently have playing in their headphones as they gear up for the most important part of the year. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 10, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 30 Greatest Ankle-Breakers In NBA History

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok)

In the game of basketball there is nothing like witnessing an ankle-breaker. Dunks are cool, but there is something about watching a defender surrender to gravity and falling on the court after a vicious crossover. Whether you fight it to this day, we have all been victims. Read More »

NBA / Apr 9, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Jamal Crawford on Doc & Defense, Seattle Love, Age Minimums & More

Jamal Crawford

For years, we’ve watched Jamal Crawford with our jaws dropped following his usual brilliance with a basketball. Then we waited, agog, for his next incredible offensive display because they usually came in bunches. Just as often, we heard from people around the NBA that we were unlikely to speak with a more intelligent, thought-provoking, but — more importantly — also the most genuine guy in all of the NBA. After chatting with Crawford on Tuesday before their matchup tonight against the Thunder, we can say that Crawford’s kindness, team-first attitude and nimble basketball mind made our 30 minute conversation one of the most enjoyable we’ve ever had. Read More »

NBA, Video / Mar 25, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 10 Best Ballhandlers In The NBA Right Now

Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Ballhandling is a skill that can define a player. Now that the game of basketball has been influenced more than ever by streetball played on the blacktop, ballhandling skills are increasingly being showcased and developed by players. Strong handles, whether it is a simple behind-the-back crossover or a hesitation move, can benefit the player in a multitude of ways. It is an entertaining, yet difficult to master method to take advantage of an opponent. Read More »

NBA / Mar 21, 2014 / 11:45 am

The 25 Biggest Bargains In The NBA

Jimmy Butler

Like all pro leagues, the NBA is a game of dollars. In this career, the tenure is short; many NBA players won’t see 10 years in the industry. Even the league’s top crop may only see 15 to 20 years of service.

So this is where it gets tricky; how do you get an individual who has a limited career window to take less money than he’s worth? If the player is a veteran who has bought into the system and city, maybe he will take less money to help the team. Clearly that’s not Kobe Bryant. Players on rookie deals don’t have any choice in the matter and always provide teams with some flexibility. Maybe the player has an injury history, or off-court disciplinary problem that lowers his market value. Read More »